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Woman To Fight Wrongful Arrest

Police chief maintains mistaken identity was to blame in incident

October 7, 2013

WHEELING — Bonnie Grewe, who was arrested days after publicly criticizing Wheeling police and then exonerated when another woman confessed to the crime, will meet with a lawyer this week to pursue......

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Oct-08-13 8:35 PM

Bloomin, you are all over the place. Three posts, three different personalities. Do you hit both the "agree" and "disagree" button for each of your posts?

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Oct-08-13 8:14 PM

The Transplant, another one with a guilt complex. How has your liberal agenda improved the situation of the black man, transplant? You are the new plantation owner.

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Oct-08-13 6:08 PM

caltransplant - When was the last time that you saw a black man lynched, placed in chains, children taken away and sold? Never? For crying out loud we're talking about the present here, so get off your huffy high horse. Your arrogance is astonishing.

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Oct-08-13 2:32 PM

I don't doubt that it happens here. I have been out of the loop of hearing what happens. I will say that in the past women have been targets or slurs and harrassment without recourse. I complained about an officer and was told by a friend/officer that he is known for pulling attractive women over-desk runs plates, bd, etc. It was an internal joke. Its not fun being on the receiving end whether its being accused or just harrassed by some officer that wants to assert his authority over women. He would back off if married. It was a magistrate that I heard offering up a spanking though. We should be proud of our race, religion, gender, etc. not punished for it. I am glad for the caucus, when are a womens group going to stand up for wrong doings.

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Oct-08-13 11:16 AM

Ragnar, ABUSE???? I'll give you abuse. When was the last time that you saw a white man lynched in this country merely for being a white man? Or spat upon? Or excluded from a business? or denied housing? or placed in chains and beaten? Had his children taken away and sold? Ever see the movie, "The Express"? Watch it. It'll be an eye opener for you, if that's possible. I really feel sorry for you, having suffered the degradation of affirmative action. You're a waste of oxygen!

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Oct-08-13 10:07 AM

Rag, Atoddh has no proof, he just spouts off liberal talking points. He is a classic example of an old white liberal with a guilt complex.

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Oct-07-13 11:01 PM

Unless she was injured physically during the arrest, she wont see a dime. Police are allowed to make honest mistakes. It is not that I do not think its a problem, but it is not a racist issue. These women looked alike and both were black. Now if her son is innocent-thats another issue.

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Oct-07-13 10:49 PM

The vast majority of white people are not racist. But after tolerating every abuse, spending $15 trillion in wealth transfers, putting up with Affirmative Action and witnessing the childish antics of the black community, decent people are fed up.

If the black community knew how to behave like civilized, decent beings, we would all get along.

But they continue to follow the path of give an inch, take a mile. They cross every line, engage in every pathetic behavior, commit violent crimes at much higher rates than any other groups and whine incessantly.

Decent working people are trying hard just to keep a roof over their heads. They are not inclined to sympathize with people who do not go to work everyday and, yet, still expect the world to be handed to them on a platter.

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Oct-07-13 10:46 PM


You keep repeating that statement with no proof to back it up.

How can you honestly say that the law enforcement/justice system is racist? IT IS NOT.

If anything, the system is tilted against poor people. If those three boys from Duke did not have the resources to pay $1 million for good lawyers, they would be doing 25 years as Prags on the word of one dope addicted prostitute.

Why can't you explain the reality, which is that blacks are 16% of the population and they commit nearly 53% of the violent crime.

Poverty doesn't cause crime.

Crime causes poverty.

Atoddh-I want you or someone else to explain to me why blacks commit so many violent crimes. I will answer it for you, of course. The answer is cultural. Black criminals usually come from single parent households where the mother and grandmother have never worked and where intelligence, studying, work ethic, moral values, communications, honesty and discipline are laughed at.

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Oct-07-13 10:08 PM

I would like to see pictures of the two women and the video.

I wonder if there would have been such cooperation to help find the woman that stole the wallet to begin with if doing so wold not have given the police a black eye?

What I am asking is, does the community normally assist in finding thieves and wanted persons?

And I don't know if law enforcement is covered in situations like this. But this is wheeling, so money will be thrown at mrs grew and I am sure she will put it towards her son's defense fund or education fund.

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Oct-07-13 8:13 PM

folks: dozens of innocent blacks have been freed from prisons now based on dna studies(via the Justice Project.)The issue of racial profiling and false arrests of minorities is a serious one. This case should be made an example.

There have almost certainly been many executions of innocent blacks over the years for crimes they did not commit.

There is nothing more demeaning than to be falsely accused.

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Oct-07-13 6:35 PM

Can you say "SUE CREW??????" Always looking for a free ride! It's probably one they owed her.

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Oct-07-13 1:53 PM

It was a mistake. I am sorry for her. If she sues she will likely not be awarded a dime. It will be on principal. The police do not have to be without error, they just have to believe that she was the person and when further evidence discovered, make it right. Much more serious false arrests have gotten nowhere in the judicial system. There is real corruption and ignorance to be dealt with here. They could just let her son off the hook without any further litigation-that is how things are normally resolved around here. Cash, ***, or a favored owed and its a great place to live.

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Oct-07-13 11:37 AM

Gee, what a surprise, ShempH. Don't "they" all have criminal records (sarcasm intended).

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Oct-07-13 11:34 AM

TS, neither of those statements is racist, unless the first is followed by "...they all look alike."

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Oct-07-13 11:10 AM

The whole thing appears to me o be a set up for the police dept to walk into. Of course, the dept fell for it, thinking everything was solved. BUT- What harm was done? who suffered? Are we all mistake free?

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Oct-07-13 9:05 AM

gee this woman is also suing a real estate company. seems to me she is one of those people just waiting to sue someone for a payday to go along with her welfare check.

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Oct-07-13 8:29 AM

An honest mistake, but this is the home run that the parasites of our society thrive on. I judge that the police acted responsibly on the available information and had probable cause to make the arrest. Send in the next case please.

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Oct-07-13 8:14 AM

To paraphrase Nicky, Joe Pesci's character in Casino, "The Wheeling Police Department could BLEEP up a cup of coffee."

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Oct-07-13 6:52 AM

I have to wonder if Grewe has a criminal record.

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Oct-07-13 4:26 AM

Oh Bonnie. Your not going to sue are you. After all they said they were sorry. These police must be lazy. Why did they not bring her in for questions? Should have been rather easy to find out she was not the one they wanted.

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Oct-07-13 1:24 AM

From the article, “Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger ... remarked how similar Grewe and Goeller look. Wiggins said Grewe and Goeller ‘could pass for twins.’”

Both of those statements are factual, but inexplicably only one of those statements is racist.

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Oct-07-13 12:41 AM

This is a very serous matter. This is how many many innocent blacks end up in prisons. Some have been wrongfully executed. Hopefully Ms. Grewe will be compensated fully for the emotional damage perpetrated on her by the City. The officers involved should be fired. Arrests under no circumstances should be made without proper evidence.

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